Opportunity for Maltese Scientists & Engineers to train at the European Space Agency (ESA)
Have you ever dreamt of participating in a massive multibillion scientific project that is on the cutting edge of science and technology? Have you ever wished to be part of a space technology project working amongst the best specialists in the world? If yes, this is your chance to do so!
The Ministry for Education and Employment and the Malta Council for Science and Technology are pleased to announce three fully funded training opportunities with the European Space Agency (ESA) in the fields of:
- Wave Interaction for Optical and Microwave Remote Sensing;
- Preparation of analytical protocols for organic contaminant detection in life support systems;
- Structural Engineering
These 3 opportunities are made available through a collaboration agreement signed in the presence of the Prime Minister between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST).
Each opportunity is for a duration of one year in the ESA ESTEC site in the Netherlands with expenses fully covered by the scholarship. The opportunities are open for candidates with an undergraduate degree or a masters degree. Though not a requirement, successful candidates who do not have a masters degree are encouraged to present their research as a master by research degree at a research institute or university of their choice. More details to be found at www.myscholarship.gov.mt
The European Space Agency (ESA), established in 1975, is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space, currently with 19 member states. Headquartered in Paris, ESA has a staff of more than 2,000 with an annual budget of about €3.99 billion.
ESA’s space flight program includes human spaceflight, mainly through the participation in the International Space Station program, the launch and operations of unmanned exploration missions to other planets and the Moon, Earth observation, science, telecommunication as well as maintaining a major spaceport, the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guiana, and designing launch vehicles. The main European launch vehicle Ariane 5 is operated through Arianespace with ESA sharing in the costs of launching and further developing this launch vehicle.
Closing date is noon of 22nd May 2012. Applications to be sent to: Customer Care, Directorates for Education, Great Siege Road, Floriana.
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